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Planning Your Breast Reduction Surgery

Last updated 2 years ago

For many women, excessively large breasts can create a host of complications, from severe back pain to trouble finding clothing that fits. For these women, breast reduction can create an aesthetically pleasing appearance while also eliminating the problems that arise from heavy breasts. You and your cosmetic surgeon can customize your breast reduction surgery plan in order to create the most natural look.

Incision Options

Your cosmetic surgeon can use one of three different types of incision to create smaller breasts. These include:

  • Circular—Two donut-shaped incisions are made around the areola, from which excessive tissue is removed.
  • Keyhole—One circular incision is made around the areola and two vertical incisions are made below the nipple to the crease of the breast. After excess tissue is removed, the two vertical incisions are joined.
  • Anchor—One incision that resembles an anchor allows the surgeon to reposition the nipple in a higher position after removing excess tissue. The scar pattern from this incision is almost identical to that of the keyhole incision.

You and your surgeon will decide which incision is best for your breast reduction surgery, depending on your needs and goals.

Repositioning Options

If your breasts are a shape that is pleasing to you but are simply too large, you may not need to have your nipple repositioned. Your surgeon can reduce the size of the areola if needed but will not remove the nipple from its present location.

If, on the other hand, your breasts are tubular, you may be interested in having your nipple repositioned to match your newly shaped, smaller breasts. Ask your surgeon if you have questions.

At Premier Plastic Surgery, we offer breast reduction surgery in addition to tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Call (832) 431-5296 to schedule your consultation today.


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